Help us fight homelessness

Our Christmas appeal is still open so it's not too late to donate - can you help someone facing homelessness this winter?

Help us fight homelessness

Our Christmas appeal is still open - can you help someone facing homelessness this winter?

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT Sussex is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness & Homeless Prevention

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

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News & Events

Christmas street collections cancelled

We are sorry to share the news that our Christmas street collections, planned for this Saturday 18 December, have had to be cancelled due to ...
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Santa Bus rides again – and BHT Sussex are on board!

Brighton & Hove Buses are once again sending their ‘Santa Bus’ around the local streets in the run-up to Christmas, spreading festive joy and cheer and raising money ...
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Choir with No Name performing at Brighton Dome!

Buy tickets now! The Choir with No Name Brighton - a choir involving people who’ve experienced homelessness and marginalisation – are thrilled to be returning ...
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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Please help us safeguard the future of our services during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Real life stories from BHT Sussex


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.